Holiday pop-up bar Santa’s Sippin Surf Shack landed in New Orleans on Friday, transforming Latitude 29 into a Christmas-themed tiki wonderland for 39 days of Christmas pop-up joy, ending on Christmas Eve. The pop-up is serving festive cocktails every day of the week.
The tiki-themed Santa idea (that grew out of the Miracle on 5th pop-ups that started in NYC and expanded across the country) is only at three locations nationwide (Latitude29 in New Orleans, Lost Lake in Chicago, and Boilermaker in NYC).
The concept for Miracle was born four years ago, when upon the advice of his mother, Greg Boehm decided to halt construction of what was to be his new East Village cocktail bar called Mace and transform the unfinished space into a pop-up bar serving holiday-themed drinks among festive décor. The following year, Miracle expanded to four locations, and in 2016 it went worldwide with pop-ups in Greece, Montreal, and Paris. Now, there are over 50 locations.
Here’s the menu for the holiday at Latitude 29:
Meanwhile, Chris Ball, formerly one half of the Izakaya Ball pop-up, is now running Dadquiri pop-up out of an Airstream trailer. The Dadquiri team has already popped up at Parleaux Beer Lab, Turkey and the Wolf, and Solo Espresso so far. Follow the team’s Instagram page (@dadquiri) to find out where they’ll show up next. Recent menu items included ramen deviled eggs.
Coquette is going Korean on December 4 at 6:30 p.m. with a menu built on jang, the savory, salty, sweet, and spicy flavor background of Korean cuisine. The final five-course pairing menu has not yet been released. Natural, organic, and biodynamic wine pairings will accompany the meal. Seating is family style. Tickets are $60.